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Old 06-13-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
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My saturn impressed me today

Well, i'll start of saying that before today I hated this 2000 saturn sl1. I bought it, and promptly gave it to my g/f after a week of driving it.. way to slow for me.
My car broke down, so i took the saturn to get some parts.. I filled the tank up till the nozzle clicked off, pushed the odometer and left on my trip. I returned home after 474.5 miles went to the same pump i used earlier that day, pumped gas untill the nozle clicked off, 10.5 gallons. 45.1 miles per gallon! I was excited, because i was NOT driving slow.. I averaged about 75-80mph both ways. I wonder what I would have gotten going 65?
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:10 PM   #2
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Very nice! I've seen other Saturns on this forum also getting good mpg.
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:46 PM   #3
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I'm thinking about getting an udp for it, possibly lower the car too.. it sits like a truck anyway..lol and see if one of my sets of light aluminum wheels will fit on it. I dont want to do any aero mods.. imo they look goofy. Ide just like to hit the magic number of 50mpg freeway.
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If you got 45.1 running 75-80 MPH running it 55 MPH on the highway would probably get you over the magic number of 50 MPG.
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Saturn SL is definitely a sleeper for fuel economy. While it does poorer than a 92'-'95 Civic 1.5 Manual 4 door in the city, it does exactly the same on the highway despite the 1.9L engine..
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If you got 45.1 running 75-80 MPH running it 55 MPH on the highway would probably get you over the magic number of 50 MPG.
I dont do much highway really, If i travel any longer distance I take the freeway because its much faster.
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